Menopause Festival 2019 26-27 April 2019, Perth Theatre

In 2018 Horsecross hosted the world’s first Menopause Festival. This year we build on the growing work of the Menopause Cafe movement, to bring you a bigger festival, aiming to  increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we can make conscious choices about this third stage of life.

Highlights include Elaine Miller’s comedy show Gusset Grippers, menopause in the workplace seminar, Menopause Marketplace, creative arts workshops, Dr Laura’s Q &A, Menopause Café.

Who’s it for? Anybody interested in sharing their stories, experiences and questions about menopause. All genders and all ages. Men and women and inbetween. Old and young and inbetween.

Let’s break the taboo around talking menopause and have some fun together as we start conversations and build community.

Friday April 26th:

Menopause at Work: intended audience are HR professionals, line managers, employment lawyers.

12 noon
  • Registration
  • Menopause Marketplace with stalls
  • Buffet lunch
1pm – 5pm

Festival opening by the Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP

Menopause at Work seminar in Joan Knight Studio

  • Dr Andrea Davies, University of Leicester, author of the Government report on how menopause impacts on women’s economic participation
  • Kate Waytt, employment lawyer, partner at Lindsays
  • Collette Stevenson, South Lanarkshire Council on their menopause policy
  • Group discussions, sharing good practice
  • Panel discussion

Participants will be sent a sample menopause policy in advance

5.45pm Dinner available at Theatre
Not included in your ticket
 7pm Film: Aurore  
Screened in partnership with Perth Film Society.
Concession ticket price if you have the Friday Menopause Festival pass.
9pm onwards Mingle in the Theatre Bar

Saturday April 27th

9am onwards
  • Menopause Marketplace with stalls
  • Registration and workshop sign up
9.30am Keynote Speaker:
Kelli Jaecks, author of  “Martinis & Menopause: strategies, science and sips  that empower women to beat the Hormone Groan” , speaking on the Fantastic Four: exercise, diet, sleep, HRT with Q&A.
10.45am Dr Laura speaking on medical aspects of the menopause
12pm Buffet lunch
1pm Parallel workshops 
  • Creative writing: a novel addition to the Menopause survival tool-kit
  • Art workshop
3pm – 4.15pm Parallel workshops
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for menopause symptoms
  • Nutrition and Exercise with Samantha Valand, author of “The Menopause Diaries: a practical guide to healthy eating and exercising in your menopausal years
4.15pm- 5pm Q & A with Dr Jarvis
6pm Dinner available at Theatre
Not included in your Pass
7.30pm – 9pm Gusset Grippers in JK studio
Comedy from physiotherapist Elaine MillerConcession ticket price if you have the Saturday Menopause Festival pass.

Open to public to book ticket for Event Only.

9pm onwards Mingle in the Theatre bar